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One Liners: YouTube Music, Spotify, Kanye West, more

By | Published on Monday 30 September 2019



Android phone users now have a new way to ignore YouTube Music. The app will come pre-installed on new devices running the Android 10 operating system. “Music listeners on Android devices are now just a few taps away from streaming their go-to tracks and discovering new music”, says YouTube Music Product Manager Brandon Bilinski. Indeed, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer et al are all also available on Android.

The latest beta version of Spotify‘s iOS app allows users to play music via Apple’s Siri voice assistant. Earlier this year, Apple used the fact that it was opening up Siri functionality to the streaming service as one of the reasons why a competition complaint filed against it by Spotify in Europe should be ignored.



Kanye West will release a film titled ‘Jesus Is King’ in IMAX cinemas on 25 Oct. It’ll feature songs arranged by West in a gospel style as well as music from his new album of the same name, which was supposed to be released yesterday but wasn’t.

BTS member J-hope has released new track ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’, featuring Becky G.

Halsey has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Manic’, on 17 Jan. From it, this is new track ‘Clementine’. She will also be touring in the new year, with dates in Glasgow, London, Dublin and Manchester in March.

Broken Bells – aka Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer – are back with new single ‘Good Luck’. The duo are currently working on their first album since 2014’s ‘After The Disco’. “Both of us are constantly working on music at any given time, yet we always drift back to one another as Broken Bells”, they say. “When it happens naturally, it happens – and right now it’s happened in the form of writing and recording sessions for the third Broken Bells album”.

Dodie has released new single ‘Boys Like You’. “I wrote ‘Boys Like You’ in two parts”, she says. “The verses and chorus I wrote when I was enjoying exploring the game in the power play of a potentially unhealthy dynamic. The lyrics in those I feel are more understanding and light; ‘can’t you tell, I love a liar’ – but as I came to write the bridge I wanted to bring forward some of the heaviness and question why so many people fall into these addictive roles; ‘why aim to be crushed, dear?'”

The Japanese House has released new single ‘Something Has To Change’. She’s also announced that she will release a new EP of the same name in November, then play shows in Glasgow, London and Manchester in December.

Amon Tobin has announced that he will release new album, ‘Long Stories’, on 25 Oct. Here’s ‘One Shy Morning’, the first single from it. “‘One Shy Morning’ is the sound of Margot Robbie riding a unicorn into the sun right before the world explodes and all that’s left is a ghost of love”, says Tobin. So now you know.

Tei Shi has released new single ‘Even If It Hurts’, featuring Blood Orange. Her new album, ‘La Linda’, is out on 15 Nov.

Sam Lee will release new album, ‘Old Wow’, on 31 Jan. From it, this is ‘The Garden Of England’.

Sløtface have released new single ‘Sink Or Swim’. The band will be touring the UK in November.

Here’s a drum cover of Slipknot‘s ‘Psychosocial’ played on a miniature drumkit in a fridge. Because of course.



Pixx has announced UK tour dates in November, starting at Yes in Manchester on 17 Nov and finishing up at the Boston Music Rooms in London on 28 Nov. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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